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Re: trouble installing kde

On Thu, 3 Jun 2004 21:33:44 -0700, Mike Chandler
<mailmanmike@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> On Thursday 03 June 2004 09:28 pm, Ignatz Sol wrote:
> > On Thu, 03 Jun 2004 23:04:30 -0500, Kent West <westk@acu.edu> wrote:
> > > Ignatz Sol wrote:
> > > >I'm sure that I'm just suffering from newbitis and I apologize.  I'm
> > > >trying to install kde on sarge.  I have done apt-get kde.  I have the
> > > >first 4 cds and everything installed with no problem and only a few
> > > >items required to download.  When I tried startkde I got something
> > > >like:
> > >
> > > [errors]
> > >
> > > Try something other than KDE to get started.
> > >
> > > "apt-get install icewm"
> > > then create/edit ~/.xinitrc and put the single line "icewm" in and then
> > > "startx".
> > >
> > > If that doesn't work, the problem is with X, not KDE.
> > >
> > > If that does work, then try installing KDE; "apt-get install kde".
> > >
> > > --
> > > Kent
> >
> > I just found on the kde site that you are not supposed to start kde
> > with the command "startkde".  You are supposed to start it with
> > "startx" and edit ~/.xinitrc to say "startkde".  This did seem to do
> > something and the screen blanked and tried to start, but then came
> > back to terminal with some X errors.  It was a screenfull and I didn't
> > write them down.  Is there a way to copy text in the console?
> >
> > So I'm thinking that it's a problem with X.  I will go back and try
> > icewm and see what happens.  If it is a problem with X, how the heck
> > do I diagnose it?  Where do I start?
> I believe you need to reconfigure your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.
> If you use an nvidia video card, make sure the driver listed is 'nv' (or maybe
> 'vesa', they have both worked for me in the past.
> If you have another brand, I can't help.

SOLVED!  I needed to apt-get install x-window-system-core.  I was
missing the xfonts I think, at least that what the main failure was
when I was trying to start KDE.  Whew!  I must have done that the hard
way...  But it's working great now and I've got a beautiful KDE

I think that the problem was trying to install kde with apt-get.  I
thought going in that "apt-get install kde" would do the work for me. 
I didn't really want to install the whole desktop environment package
with Gnome and all from Aptitude.  But obviously apt-get doesn't take
care of everything for you.

In summary, I think that you could get kde running with the following:

     apt-get install kde kdm xserver-xfree86 x-window-system-core

And I don't think I went past cd 3 of the set.  I did have to download
a few things, but really almost nothing...

Hooray!  Thanks for all the help!

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